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Tables and Capsules Solid Dose Digest E-Newsletter
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This Month’s Focus: Capsule Filling

Troubleshooting capsule filling operations

This article describes common problems encountered during capsule filling and provides troubleshooting tips for solving them.

Capsule filling for research and development or small-scale production

This article discusses important factors to consider when selecting a capsule filler for research and development (R&D) or small-scale production.

Tips for a successful encapsulation process

This article discusses the primary factors that influence capsule filler performance and provides tips for optimizing your encapsulation process.

Back Page: Benefits of capsules over tablets for optimizing product performance and improving patient compliance

While tablets and capsules are both safe and viable dosage forms, capsules compare favorably to tablets in a number of ways, including: cost savings and ease of manufacturing, control of highly potent APIs, ease of swallowing, attractiveness, and ease of use in combination products.

General Features

Using direct torque measurement to achieve precise endpoint determination in high-shear mixer granulation

This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different methods for determining the endpoint in a high-shear mixer granulation process and highlights the high-precision direct torque measurement technique.

Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: Looking back and moving forward in the nutraceutical industry

In this article, industry leaders discuss the important challenges their companies faced in 2020 and what to expect in the dietary supplement industry in 2021.

Application of NIR spectroscopy for tablet manufacturing control

This article describes a case study evaluating the potential for using NIR spectroscopy to identify blend variations in a tableting process and the impact of sensor location on data acquisition.

Eye on Excipients: Using multivariate analysis to de-risk the use of excipients

This edition of Eye on Excipients discusses how multivariate analysis can be used to de-risk the use of excipients. The article describes a study that uses principal component analysis (PCA) to evaluate the use of anhydrous lactose manufactured from a second production line. The study compares batches representing the historical variation for both production lines. The resulting data set can be useful for pharmaceutical companies as part of their control strategy when qualifying anhydrous lactose from the second production line.

March/April Content

Lipid microencapsulation of APIs

Ensuring stability in drug product manufacturing

How packaging can impact drug product success

Issue Focuses

Jan/Feb: Capsule Filling

March/April: Outsourcing & Packaging

May/June: Coating & Continuous Manufacturing

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July/August: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tableting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

Tablets & Capsules Technical Article Guidelines

Tablets & Capsules is the world’s only publication dedicated to solid dosage forms. Our readers are the people responsible for the formulation, production, and packaging of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical tablets and capsules in North America. Each issue reaches about 10,000 readers whose job functions include R&D, QC, engineering, and operations. All are technical decision-makers who need practical information.

T&C’s technical articles are written by technical professionals for technical professionals. But they are a collaborative effort: You provide the content and expertise, and T&C’s editors tailor your article to T&C’s audience.

For sample topics and details on how to submit an article and share your expertise, download the full technical article guidelines below or contact the editor.

Contact the editor:
Nate Todd
1155 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120
651-287-5625
ntodd@cscpub.com
2021
Focus
Special Sections
Jan/Feb*
Capsule Filling
1. Granulation & Drying
2. Dedusters
March/April*
Outsourcing & Packaging
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tableting
May/June
Coating & Continuous Manufacturing
1. Counters & Bottle Fillers
2. Particle Size: Reduction,     Separation, & Analysis
June
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July/August*
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
September
Tableting
1. Liquid Capsule Filling
2. Powder Transfer &     Containment
October*
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule      Identification
November
Annual Buyer’s Guide
*Issue includes “Spotlight on Nutraceuticals” insert.

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Tables and Capsules Buyers Guide
Tables and Capsules Source Book